If you’ve ever had a question about your period but have been too shy to ask, this article is for you. Remember: at Marie Stopes, nothing is embarrassing, off-limits or weird, so let’s dive in!
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Childbirth is possibly the most personal experience for women. Today, there are more childbirth options for expectant mothers than ever before. Read through our Blog for interesting experiences, problems and solutions regarding pregnancy and women’s wellness.
Ever sat down on the toilet and felt a searing, burning pain when you tried to urinate? It may also have felt like you couldn’t properly empty your bladder – hardly surprising when it feels like you’re pushing razor blades out of your urethra!
Last week we saw a heavy end to episode 5 of #MTVShugaDS- Sol raping Tsholo. This is a reality that many South Africans face, the Police crime statistics released in September 2015 state that in 2014/2015 there were a total of 53 617 sexual offences reported to the South African Police Services which translates to…
Let’s be honest, ladies: we all get a little self-conscious about our vaginas and whether they’re as clean, healthy and fresh as they could be. But despite how many of us think about it, we hardly ever talk about it out loud.
Have you noticed that your periods are irregular or that you miss them altogether – even though you’re not pregnant? This happens to a lot of women, for a variety of reasons.
For many couples, oral sex is a fun and important part of physical intimacy. But there are still loads of myths surrounding this type of sexual activity – maybe you even believe some of them. Here we’re calling out these dodgy “alternative facts” and setting the record straight with real facts – AKA, the truth!
Hearing Khensani say to Tsholo “I’m only 15, I can’t be pregnant” makes us think of all the old wives’ tales we hear about fertility and pregnancy. Below we debunk these and other common pregnancy myths.
Have you been telling yourself year after year that this is the year you’ll get healthy, only to see your resolutions fail by February?
The topic of pap smears, HPV and cervical cancer is relevant to any woman who is 21 or older, so if that’s you – or your partner, friends, siblings or the women in your community – listen up and help spread the word.
First time sex is fun and unforgettable. It can also be strange and awkward, so think about the kind of person you want to share the experience with. Having a caring, considerate and sensitive partner who respects your wishes – and being the same kind of partner in return – is key to creating a…
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